March 30, 2012 - 11:49pm
Kentucky unemployment dropped again in February [Opinion: The Arena]
More good economic news for Kentucky. The unemployment rate in the state dropped again in February, to 8.7%.
New data released today by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics show Kentucky's unemployment rate falling another tenth of a percent in February to 8.7%. These are preliminary numbers and will be revised in several weeks, as is the norm for statistical data about the...
March 30, 2012 - 5:23pm
Rand Paul blocks new sanctions on Iran [Opinion: The Arena]
You won't often find this liberal blogger praising Sen. Rand Paul, but today you will.
In politics, the terms "left" and "right" come from the habitual seating arrangements in the the Estates General (parliament)  during the French Revolution. Those who favored more radical change tended to sit to the left of the president's chair. Those who favored the...
March 31, 2012 - 1:17pm
Louisville finally makes the cover of Sports Illustrated?
“We have no idea what the existing record was -- or even if there was a previous record -- but we know we smashed it. You can’t go anywhere today without running into a sea of red.”
Calling it yet another example of the community’s “incredible spirit,” Mayor Greg Fischer today declared that University of Louisville Cardinal fans led the city to setting a world’s record for people wearing red in a single day.  “We have no idea what the...
March 29, 2012 - 5:52pm
The best we can do?
“I just have one question before this morning’s vote, one simple question. Is this really the best we can do? Is this the best we have to offer folks who are staring at $4 a gallon gasoline? A bill that even Democrats admit won’t do anything to lower the price of gas? And a process that blocks any other idea from even coming to the floor for a vote?"
This has not been a good week for President Obama.  The Supreme Court appears poised to rule his signature ObamaCare legislation unconstitutional, the House of Representatives rejected his budget proposal by a vote of 414-0, with not even a single Democrat voting for the thing, and the Senate...
March 29, 2012 - 11:56am
Kentucky economy blooming this Spring [Opinion: The Arena]
Promising new data shows Kentucky economy growing... with more growth on the way.
Two economic data points updated yesterday by the Federal Reserve show that daffodils aren't the only things blooming in Kentucky. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, Kentucky per capita income finally reached pre-recession levels, and the Federal Reserve's leading index forecasts Kentucky...
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